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Girolamo Mocetto
Girolamo Mocetto, Italian engraver, painter and designer of stained glass, died in Venice. His artistic evolution can be seen in "Battle Between Israel and the Amalekites". -1531

Simone Cantarini
Simone Cantarini, Italian painter and engraver, was born in Pesaro. He was one of the most eminent pupils of Guido Reni. His style united aspects of Bolognese classicism with a bold naturalism. -1612

Amigoni Jacopo
Amigoni Jacopo, Italian painter and etcher, active also in Germany, England and Spain, died in Madrid. One of his best paintings from his early period is "Venus and Pan". -1752

Aubrey Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley, the most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, was born in Brighton, Great Britain. Aubrey Beardsley was renowned for his dark and perverse images and the grotesque erotic themes that he explored in his later work. Beardsley was a close friend of Oscar Wilde and did illustrations and stage designs for Wilde's play Salome. He also did extensive illustrations for books and magazines, including William Morris' edition of Le Morte Arthur and magazines like The Savoy and The Studio. Beardsley's most famous erotic illustrations were on themes of history and mythology, including his illustrations for Lysistrata and Salome. -1872

Giuseppe de Nittis
Giuseppe de Nittis, Italian painter, pastellist and printmaker, died in Paris. He was interested in rendering varying light effects, as can be seen in "Boulevard Houssman". -1884

Aleksandr Samorhalov
Aleksandr Samorhalov, Russian painter and graphic artist, was born in Bezhetsk. In 1924 he designed a memorial to Lenin in Leningrad in the form of a gigantic glass cube. -1894

Christian Schad
Christian Schad, German painter, collagist, printmaker and photographer, was born in Miesbach. An example of his works is "Agoster the Pigeon-chested". -1949

Marjo Chattone
Marjo Chattone, Swiss architect, draughtsman and painter, active in Italy, died in Lugano. His paintings "The Building of a Modern Metropolis" and "Bridge and Studies of Volume" are among the most memorable images of Futurist architecture. -1957

 


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